developer: BillyGoat Entertainment
publisher: BillyGoat Entertainment
Game mode: single player
Her Majesty’s Spliffing is a 3D adventure game Kickstarted in 2014. The game, released for PS4, SWITCH and etc. was developed by BillyGoat Entertainment, a small Irish studio, for which Her Majesty… is the first bigger project.
The story of Her Majesty’s Spiffing has a rather humoristic shading. After the events of 2016, and the escalation of isolationist policy, The Queen of the United Kingdom has expressed the wish to join new lands to the empire. However, the current times doesn’t allow a simple conquest of the neighboring countries. As a result, the Queen has divided her attention to star systems, and created Special Planetary Investigative Force for Inhabiting New Galaxies, an organization which prepares for a first British manned space travel. The stakes are high – the Queen wants to create Galactic British Empire.
Her Majesty’s Spiffing was inspired by classic adventure games, which shouldn’t be a surprise, considering that the developers themselves told that they were inspired by games from Tim Shafer, Ron Gilbert, Gary Winnick, or Dave Grossman. As a result, the game mainly focuses around visiting new locations in search of items that are necessary to solve the encountered problems. Additionally, the plot of the game is pushed forward through dialogues elicited by the characters, while the players are going to have to solve a simple minigame from time to time.
The game is a light-hearted title, so the humoristic gameplay is complemented by funny, cartoonish visual style. The developers have done their homework, introducing varied and detailed sceneries and locations.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i3 3.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 9500 or better, 4 GB HDD, Windows 7